The Moorland Course at Legends Golf and Resort is a P.B. Dye designed course, which was officially opened in 1990 amid much anticipation. Originally named one of the “Top 10 New Courses of 1990” and “America’s 50 Toughest Golf Courses” by Golf Digest, it also received 4.5 stars from the publication in 2007 and 2009 and has twice been named one of “America’s Top Golf Courses” by Zagat (2003, 2009). Updated TifEagle Bermuda grass was implemented on the greens not too long ago, and some of the undulations around the back end of every hole were slightly leveled as to improve playability for the average player. Still, few are going to mistake this course for being flat.
That is part of the test. Many of the holes bring blind shots into the equation. Add in waste bunkers, a bit of water and the aforementioned elevation changes, and the challenge is readily available for even some of the lowest-handicap players. Take the par-5, 537-yard No. 2, for instance. The hole tempts players to go for the big hit on the second shot hitting into the green, while those playing it safer opt for an elevated fairway just short and to the left of the green. No. 5, a 175-yard par 3, then tempts players to shoot for the pin. What many don’t know is an extreme slope from left to right will take most of those right off the edge of the green and into a waste bunker. The 245-yard Par 4 No. 16 is as potentially dangerous as any. The relatively short hole is protected by six bunkers, some of which can be described as severe.
The course is located just off U.S. 501, a major thoroughfare in and out of the heart of Myrtle Beach.
5 by Richard (Manchester, NH) - 06/05/2014
Over 6 hours to play this round.we were in back of a 5 some.
how does this EVER HAPPEN!
5 by Canute (Billerica, MA) - 06/05/2014
10 by Richard (Thunderbay, ON) - 06/03/2014
You wont be disappointed playing any of the legends group courses. a dye group design that improves with age. an awesome challenge from any tee and the wind is always present. 16 is a tease. 17 is hard to hold. 18 is hard but fair to close out. the staff are recognizable from year to year so they must like being there as much as i do. female staff are classy, intelligent and attractive. trifecta!
10 by Jorge (Poughkeepsie, NY) - 06/03/2014
7 by Ian (Ottowa, ON) - 06/02/2014
10 by Dennis (Martinsburg, WV) - 06/02/2014
9 by David (Saint Augustine, FL) - 05/21/2014
6 by John, Group Leader (Brooklyn, NY) - 04/30/2014
9 by Dee (Severn, MD) - 04/30/2014
Moorland is a favorite. Have to know the course, or ride up and take a look. There are some tricky shots which need to be placed, particularly on the par 5 ##2 with the split fairway and water on the right side. The course is a typical Dye with bunkers, narrow fairways, and railroad ties. You have to really think through your course management and each shot--don't just grip-it-and-rip-it or you'll rack up the strokes. A great risk-reward course, but sometimes the safe shot is the smarter. Great pro shop and grill. The grill has lots of selection and the waitresses move quick and will accommodate you if you're on the turn or between rounds. The only reason I rated it a 9 and not 10 is it is always busy and noisy. This resort has a lot of play and there are just a lot of people there. Your greens fees usually includes lunch, breakfast and 2 drinks, so it's a deal. You have to try the Moorland course once. You will either hate it or love it!
8 by Dario (Morris Plains, NJ) - 04/16/2014
Nice course, early in the growing season so much of the Bermuda grass still dormant. Will probably be great in 2 or 3 more weeks.
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